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May 4th 2020

Cinemoments: Brassed Off

Cinemoments: Brassed Off

During these trying and uncertain times, we hope to be able to spread a little bit of love and movie magic by showcasing some of our favourite moments in film.

Next up is Martin Grindlay, Finance and Operations Manager, with this beautifully stirring clip from the 1996 bittersweet drama Brassed Off.

In North Yorkshire, a local colliery band led by Danny (Pete Postlethwaite), prepare for the National Brass Band championships, at a time when the pit's miners face redundancy. When the daughter of a former band leader named Gloria (Tara Fitzgerald) arrives, her return to the band raises their spirits, alongside a blossoming relationship with one of the band’s younger members (Ewan McGregor).

With Gloria leading on the flugelhorn, this pivotal scene showcases the band performing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Combining the yearning, pining quality of brass band music with the film’s dry humour, politics and human stories, Brassed Off reminds us that it's the music that matters.

Please note Cinemoments may not be available in all territories.